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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
"stormin" norman schwarzkopf.. the retired general died of complications stone we're saying good-bye to an american icon this morning. general "stormin' norman" schwartzkopf. >> the retired general died of complications from pneumonia in tampa, florida yesterday. teresa garcia has a look back at the general's life. >>> reporter: general h. norman schwartzkopf achieved military fame and international acclaim as a war hero. he commanded the u.s.-led operation desert storm a coalition of some 30 countries that successfully drove saddam saddam's forces out of kuwait in 1991. the ground war lasted just 100 hours. >> this is sand from the liberated beaches of kuwait is what this is. and we're very proud to be able to -- >> reporter: schwartzkopf was born in 1934 in trenton, new jersey. he followed his father's footsteps to west point. in 1966 he volunteered to serve in vietnam becoming a highly decorated combat soldier. his nickname was "stormin' norman," referring to his notoriously explosive temper. >> you're going around or over and is that why there's' little opposition. >> we'll go around,
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